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Affiance   Listen
verb
affiance  v. t.  (past & past part. affianced; pres. part. affiancing)  
1.
To betroth; to pledge one's faith to for marriage, or solemnly promise (one's self or another) in marriage. "To me, sad maid, he was affianced."
2.
To assure by promise. (Obs.)






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"Affiance" Quotes from Famous Books



... at the abbey, praying the prior of his courtesy that he might speak with him in the parlour. "Constant," said he, "thy father is dead, and men seek to bestow his throne upon thy brothers. Such honour is not seemly, for thine is the crown and seat. If thou bearest me love and affiance, and for thy part wilt promise to make richer all the riches that are mine, on my part I will free thee from these sullen rags and array thee in the purple and ermine of a king. Choose now between this monastery and the heritage that is thine own." Very desirous was Constant ...
— Arthurian Chronicles: Roman de Brut • Wace

... this Man declared that to build upon His words was to build upon a rock; that this Man declared that He—He—was the legitimate object of absolute trust, of utter submission and obedience; that He claimed from His followers affiance, love, reverence which cannot be distinguished from worship, and that He did not therein conceive that He was intercepting anything that belonged to the Father. This Man professed to be able to satisfy the ...
— Expositions of Holy Scripture - St. Matthew Chaps. IX to XXVIII • Alexander Maclaren



Words linked to "Affiance" :   plight, betroth, vow



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